When a lawyer drafts your employee commission contract, they set out clear conditions for including an employee in a commission payment structure. When developing products for merchandising, practitioners may be asked to work “in the style of… ” to be produced. In most cases, this only happens if the original work is in the public domain (there is no copyright). Accepting an order to perform works “in the style” of works that are still covered by copyright requires the permission of the author of the source work and is not recommended as a best practice. A contract provides a way to deal with different perceptions and understandings and to negotiate and resolve difficult issues. Commissioners can and will sometimes change their minds in the middle of the Commission, and a treaty contains a written record of what was originally agreed. . . .